Dr Michael Proeve

Michael Proeve
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I have a background as a clinical psychologist who worked particularly in forensic mental health settings. My research is concerned with various issues concerning assessment and treatment of offenders, as well as treatment approaches in clinical psychology, particularly mindfulness-based and other third wave interventions.

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Dr Michael Proeve

I have a background as a clinical psychologist who worked particularly in forensic mental health settings. My research is concerned with various issues concerning assessment and treatment of offenders, as well as treatment approaches in clinical psychology, particularly mindfulness-based and other third wave interventions.

Remorse  in legal contexts

Shame as a treatment issue

Assessment and treatment of sexual offenders

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Treatment of psychological disorders

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2010 - 2012 Manager, Rehabilitation Programs Branch Department for Correctional Services
2010 - 2010 Associate Professor University of Tabuk
2003 - 2010 Senior Lecturer University of South Australia
2002 - 2002 Acting Director Forensic Mental Health Service
2000 - 2002 Director Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program
1995 - 1999 Lecturer RMIT University
1992 - 1994 Senior Psychologist Forensic Psychiatry Services

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2002 University of South Australia Australia PhD
1989 La Trobe University Australia Master of Psychology
1986 Flinders University of South Australia Australia B.Sc. (Hons).
1985 University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc.

Research Interests

Clinical Psychology, Criminology, Forensic Psychology, Men's Health, Neuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Aspy, D. & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation: Effects on Connectedness to Humanity and to the Natural World. Psychological Reports, 120, 1, 102-117.
10.1177/0033294116685867
2017 Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2017). Yoga and mindfulness for anxiety and depression and the role of mental health professionals: a literature review. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 12, 1, 44-54.
10.1108/JMHTEP-01-2016-0002
2017 Dunbar, D., Proeve, M. & Roberts, R. (2017). Problematic internet usage self-regulation dilemmas: Effects of presentation format on perceived value of behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 453-459.
10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.015
2017 Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M. & Mohr, P. (2017). Reality testing and the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams: Findings from the national Australian lucid dream induction study. Dreaming, 27, 3, 206-231.
10.1037/drm0000059
2016 Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2016). Understanding the Experience of Parents with a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Australian Psychologist, 51, 6, 472-480.
10.1111/ap.12174
2015 Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). Borderline personality disorder and parenting: Clinician perspectives. Advances in Mental Health, 13, 2, 113-126.
10.1080/18387357.2015.1065554
2015 Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P. & Proeve, M. (2015). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? A review. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 364-374.
10.1016/j.concog.2015.02.005
2015 Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M. & Nobes, G. (2015). Predictors of child injury in biological and stepfamilies. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 8, 3, 149-159.
10.1007/s40653-015-0052-1
2015 Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). The impact of parental diagnosis of borderline personality disorder on offspring: Learning from clinical practice. Personality and Mental Health, 9, 1, 33-43.
10.1002/pmh.1274
2014 Woods, H. & Proeve, M. (2014). Relationships of mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation experience with shame-proneness. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: an international quarterly, 28, 1, 20-33.
10.1891/0889-8391.28.1.20
2014 Wheeler, A., Denson, L., Neil, C., Tucker, G., Kenny, M., Beltrame, J. ... Proeve, M. (2014). Investigating the effect of mindfulness training on heart rate variability in mental health outpatients: a pilot study. Behaviour Change, 31, 3, 175-188.
10.1017/bec.2014.14
2014 Cathcart, S., Galatis, N., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Petkov, J. (2014). Brief mindfulness-based therapy for chronic tension-type headache: a randomized controlled pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 1, 1-15.
10.1017/S1352465813000234
2013 Hopkins, A. & Proeve, M. (2013). Teaching mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to trainee psychologists: qualitative and quantitative effects. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 26, 2, 115-130.
10.1080/09515070.2013.792998
2013 Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M. & Proeve, M. (2013). Mindfulness training does not reduce generalized hyperalgesia in chronic tension-type headache. Journal of Pain Management, 6, 3, 217-221.
2013 Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Hayball, J. (2013). Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. Journal of Pain Management, 6, 3, 235-238.
2010 Sim, D. & Proeve, M. (2010). Crossover and stability of victim type in child molesters. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 2, 401-413.
10.1348/135532509X473869
2009 Harvey, K., Galletly, C., Field, C. & Proeve, M. (2009). The effects of verbalisation on cognitive performance in schizophrenia: A pilot study using tasks from Delis Kaplan Executive Function System. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19, 5, 733-741.
10.1080/09602010902732892
2009 Proeve, M. (2009). A preliminary examination of specific risk assessment for sexual offenders against children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 18, 6, 583-593.
10.1080/10926770903307898
2009 Zerk, D., Mertin, P. & Proeve, M. (2009). Domestic violence and maternal reports of young children's functioning. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 7, 423-432.
10.1007/s10896-009-9237-4
2009 Proeve, M. (2009). A minimal scale for assessment of multiple offending risk in sexual offenders against children. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1, 2, 20-27.
2009 Proeve, M. (2009). Issues in the application of Bayes' Theorem to child abuse decision making. Child Maltreatment, 14, 1, 114-120.
10.1177/1077559508318395
2007 King, D. & Proeve, M. (2007). Shame, guilt, depression, anxiety, and substance use amongst professional counsellors in Australia. Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health, 3, 1, 88-103.
2007 Proeve, M. & Reilly, E. (2007). Personal and offending characteristics of child sexual offenders who have been sexually abused. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 14, 2, 251-259.
10.1375/pplt.14.2.251
2006 Proeve, M., Day, A., Mohr, P. & Hawkins, K. (2006). Specific risk assessment based on victim type in child sexual offenders. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 13, 1, 28-40.
10.1375/pplt.13.1.28
2006 Galletly, C., Proeve, M., Field, C. & Harvey, K. (2006). Silence is golden? Improving cognitive performance in schizophrenia.. Acta neuropsychiatrica, 18, 6, 251-.
10.1017/s0924270800030295
2006 Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2006). Effects of remorse and shame and criminal justice experience on judgements about a sex offender. Psychology, Crime and Law, 12, 2, 145-161.
10.1080/10683160512331316271
2006 Pelling, N. & Proeve, M. (2006). Australian and New Zealand university clinical and counselling psychology staff: maintaining practice in academe. Australian Psychologist, 41, 2, 112-119.
10.1080/00050060600622305
2002 Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2002). Shame and Guilt in Child Sexual Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 46, 6, 657-667.
10.1177/0306624X02238160
2000 Dowling, N., Smith, D., Proeve, M. & Lee, J. K. (2000). The Multiphasic Sex Inventory: A Comparison of American and Australian Samples of Sexual Offenders. Australian Psychologist, 35, 3, 244-248.
10.1080/00050060008257486
2000 Neill, L. M. & Proeve, M. J. (2000). Ethnicity, Gender, Self-Esteem, and Coping Styles: A Comparison of Australian and South-East Asian Secondary Students. Australian Psychologist, 35, 3, 216-220.
10.1080/00050060008257481
1999 Proeve, M. J., Smith, D. I. & Mead Niblo, D. (1999). Mitigation without Definition: Remorse in the Criminal Justice System. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 32, 1, 16-26.
10.1177/000486589903200103
1996 Lee, J., Proeve, M., Lancaster, M., Jackson, H., Pattison, P. & Mullen, P. (1996). The effectiveness of a community-based treatment program for sex offenders.. Australian Psychologist, 31, 147-152.
1995 Proeve, M. (1995). A Multimodal Therapy Approach to Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Study. Psychological Reports, 76, 2, 587-592.
10.2466/pr0.1995.76.2.587
1990 Copolov, D., McGorry, P., Singh, B., Proeve, M. & Riel, R. V. (1990). The influence of gender on the classification of psychotic disorders ? a multidiagnostic approach. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 82, 1, 8-12.
10.1111/j.1600-0447.1990.tb01346.x

Books

Year Citation
2010 Proeve, M. & Tudor, S. (2010). Remorse: psychological and jurisprudential perspectives. England: Ashgate Publishing.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Proeve, M. & Chamberlain, P. (2017). Paraphilic Disorders. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook (pp. 266-275). Port Melbourne, VIC: Cambridge University Press.
2017 Burton, L., Adamson, M., Beccaria, G., Bird, K., Brown, J., Cook, L. ... Upsdell, T. (2017). Assessment: Diagnoses and testing. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), The Elements of Applied Psychological Practice in Australia: Preparing for the National Psychology Examination (pp. 40-111).
2013 Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M. & Proeve, M. (2013). Mindfulness training and chronic tension-type headache. In Disability and Chronic Disease (pp. 145-152).
2013 Cathcart, S., Vedova, C., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Hayball, J. (2013). Mindfulness training and inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. In Disability and Chronic Disease (pp. 153-158).
2010 Proeve, M. (2010). CBT, happiness and evidence-based practice. In D. Loewenthal & R. House (Eds.), Critically engaging CBT (pp. 145-159). Berkshire, England: Open University Press.
2006 Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2006). Shame and guilt in child molesters. In Sexual offender treatment: controversial issues, 2006 (pp. 125-139). Wiley.
2003 Proeve, M. J. (2003). Responsivity issues in sexual offender treatment.. In T. Ward, D. R. Laws & S. M. Hudson (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Issues and controversies (pp. 244-261). Sage.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
1992 Proeve, M. J. (1992). Remorse in the criminal justice system.. 13th Congress of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law. Melbourne.
1987 Proeve, M. J., Clark, R. & Geffen, G. (1987). Do surgical lesions of the corpus callosum produce recent memory deficits?. Eleventh Annual Conference of Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment. Adelaide.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2016). Yoga for stress, anxiety and depression: Developing an appropriate intervention for mental health consumers.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Proeve, M. J., Malvaso, C. & DelFabbro, P., (2016). Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse.,
2004 Proeve, M. J., Day, A., Mohr, P. & Hawkins, K., (2004). A conditional probability approach to risk assessment for child sexual offenders with different classes of victim,

Theses

Year Citation
2002 Proeve, M. J.; (2002); Remorse: Its Description and Interpersonal Effects;

2014        Consultancy, Royal Commission for Institutional Sexual Abuse. Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse. (With P. DelFabbro).

2014        RIBG small grant, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide. Shame, guilt, cognitive distortions and empathy in sexual offenders.

2008-9  Proposal for programmes in Practical Clinical Psychology for University of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2003     Criminology Research Council grant, A conditional probability approach to risk assessment for different classes of victims of child sexual offenders. (with A.Day, P. Mohr).

Postgraduate

Evidence-Based Practice

Interviewing and Intervention

Placement Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Research Project Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

 

Undergraduate

Psychology 1A – Mental Health

Psychology 1B – Motivation and Emotion

 

 

PhD – Areas of specialisation – Mindfulness interventions, shame, intervention for internet use.

Masters – Areas of specialisation – Mindfulness, self-compassion, forensic mental health rehabilitation.

Honours – Areas of specialisation – Shame and anxiety, mindfulness and self-compassion, alexithymia.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1991 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2004 - 2006 Member College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society SA Branch
1991 - 1992 Secretary College of Forensic Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2013 - 2013 Government of South Australia Department of Education and Child Development Australia
2000 - 2009 Lutheran Church of Australia Australia
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83133818
Fax
8313 3770
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Hughes Building
Room Number
7 27
Org Unit
Psychology

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